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Decimal Fundamentals: Place Values Left of the Decimal

The following chart shows the place values of the number 543,210:


|        Ten thousands 
|         |  
|         |        Thousands 
|         |         |  
|         |         |          Hundreds 
|         |         |          |  
|         |         |          |         Tens  
|         |         |          |          |    
|         |         |          |          |         Ones  
|         |         |          |          |          |   
|         |         |          |          |          |    
5        4        3         2         1         0  

543,210 is the sum of every digit times the number of its place:


5 x 100,000 = 500,000  
4 x  10,000 =  40,000
3 x   1,000 =   3,000
2 x     100 =     200
1 x      10 =      10
0 x       1 =       0
             +_______
              543,210

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